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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Jimmy Hoffa Speaks Out on His Way to Jail

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Nearly 40 years later the bones have disappeared but the voice is still defiant.

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The Takeaway

Trying a Mobster

Friday, June 27, 2014

A new documentary on Whitey Bulger, the infamous Boston crime boss, raises more questions than answers: was he a cold-hearted killer or a neighborhood protector? Where is the line between informant and rat? 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Nicholas Pileggi, The Mafia in New York City

Thursday, April 24, 2014

In a one-hour talk that has the easy-going feel of a conversation in a diner, Nicholas Pileggi provides an account of how the Mafia came to power in New York City. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Whitey Bulger, Tony Soprano, and How We View Gangsters

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Slate contributor Seth Stevenson discusses his coverage of the ongoing trial of crime boss Whitey Bulger, and describes growing up in Boston during Bulger's criminal career. Plus: With the death of Soprano's star James Galdolfini, we discuss pop cultural portrayals of gangster life, and how closely they reflect the lives of real gangsters like Bulger.

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The Takeaway

Turkish Riot Police Fight Protesters, Inside the Mind of "Whitey" Bulger, How Much Did Congress Know About N.S.A. Surveillance?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Are Too Many People Issued "Top-Secret" Security Clearances? | Turkish Riot Police Force Protesters Out of Taksim Square | Understanding the Mind of James "Whitey" Bulger | Understanding the Mind of James "Whitey" Bulger | Are we in the Midst of an Orwellian Moment? | Animal Behaviorist: We Will Have the Ability to Understand our Pets in the Next Decade

The Takeaway

Why We Care About Jimmy Hoffa

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This past week, Detroit and much of America held its breath, waiting to find out if the newest lead on Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance would reveal the truth. Thirty-seven years later, why does Jimmy Hoffa still capture the American imagination? Quinn Klinefelter has a few theories.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Bringing Down the Cali Cartel

Friday, June 24, 2011

Investigative reporter William C. Rempel tells the story of former Cali cartel insider Jorge Salcedo, an ordinary man forced to risk everything to escape the powerful and treacherous Cali crime syndicate. Rempel’s book At the Devil's Table: The Untold Story of the Insider Who Brought Down the Cali Cartel tells how Jorge Salcedo, a part-time soldier, engineer, respected businessman, and family man, joined the Cali cartel and became the head of security for its principal godfather. After receiving an order that he can’t obey—but can’t refuse—Jorge realizes that his only way out is to bring down the biggest, richest crime syndicate of all time.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New York Mob

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Jerry Capeci writes a weekly column on organized crime at GangLandNews.com, and has covered the mafia as a journalist for decades. He discusses why Bonanno family boss Joseph Massino is cooperating with the FBI, and the ripple effects of it in the mafia.  He also talks about the recent stabbing of the owner of Lucali pizzeria in Brooklyn.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Mafia

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

William Rashbaum, New York Times reporter, talks about where the modern Mafia make their money.

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It's A Free Country ®

Message in Mass Arrests: We Haven't Forgotten About You

Thursday, January 20, 2011

WNYC

Holder wants to send a message to the mob that 'even though we've been busy chasing terrorists for the last few years we have not forgotten about you.'

—Tom Robbins, Village Voice reporter, on The Brian Lehrer Show

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WNYC News

Veteran NJ Prosecutor: The Mob Is Not Dead

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Veteran New Jersey prosecutor Peter Harvey said the mob is very much alive -- even in the wake of the FBI's takedown of organized crime members that resulted in the arrests of more than 100 alleged mobsters.

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WNYC News

The Indictments in the Organized Crime Sweep

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Here are the indictments released in connection to the U.S. Department of Justice arrests of more than 100 alleged organized crime figures. 

 

 

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WNYC News

More Than 100 in Custody for Alleged Organized Crime

Thursday, January 20, 2011

More than 100 individuals, suspected of being members of New York and New Jersey's organized crime families, were arrested this morning and charged with crimes including murder, extortion and narcotics trafficking.

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WNYC News

Largest Medicare Fraud Ring in History Charged in New York City

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Federal prosecutors are touting it as the largest single Medicare fraud ever charged. More than 40 people have been indicted in New York as part of a nationwide investigation that spanned 25 states and involved $163 million in phony Medicare bills. Suspects charged in New York City had allegedly collected more than $35 million from Medicare for treatments that were never performed.

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WQXR News

Alleged Bribery and Extortion at the WTC

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Eight people with links to organized crime have been charged in a federal case involving bribery and extortion at the World Trade Center site.

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Studio 360

David Remnick on Organized Crime

Saturday, October 05, 2002

Kurt Andersen and writer David Remnick talk about pop culture’s fascination with organized crime. 

Remnick is the editor of The New Yorker. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his book Lenin’s Tomb and is the author of the Muhammad Ali biography, King of the World.

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